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Meet The Original Force Of Nature
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not watch it in the rain.
I will not watch it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not watch it in a box.
I will not watch it with a fox.
I will not watch it in a house.
I do not watch it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I will not watch it ANYWHERE!
I already watched this piece of shit, so take your DVD and go you twit.
I do not like The Lorax, Sam, so pack up your line of crap and scram!
Film #15 of the June Challenge
There once was a land of wood
where hollies bloomed like nothing else could
In it sat a man, quite the shnook
In his hands was a children's book
This man was an executive of 35
or so this author might contrive
He was a man of astonishing greed
From piles of money he would feed!
He did not understand the words of the book
it was why he did not even own a Nook.
But his was a job that did not require knowing how to read
All he had to do was lead.
So he enlisted several men
to make a film for children of ten
It would not be short, it…
The Lorax is another example of a Dr. Seuss’ film adaptation that has failed to capture the charm of the book. They’ve taken a simple and timely fable and turned it into a loud and garish bore that labours on its environmental message whilst failing to actually entertain its audience. The story centres on a 12-year-old boy who escapes the confines of his artificial city - Thneedville - to find a real tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. There he meets the reclusive Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax, the guardian of the forest, and how Thneedville came into being.
Dr. Seuss’ cautionary tale about greed and environmentalism is buried somewhere in this…
Bad memories in my life:
Getting made fun of by Erin Olsen in 8th grade.
Having surgery at a hospital.
The music in The Lorax.
Vibrant and colorful, but oh-so-unfunny! I can't honestly recall a single moment where The Lorax made me laugh. Not even a hearty chuckle or a related thought of amusement. And clearly I'm not alone in being underwhelmed by this film.
I've never read any of the children's books by the beloved Dr. Seuss, but I can scarcely imagine this doing any kind of justice to the original story. It means well I'm sure, but the eco-friendly message at its core holds no subtlety whatsoever, while simulatenously struggling to be hip, in an obvious attempt to keep the tweens from reaching for their cell phones.
They overdo it bit also with the inherent bubbliness; sharing similarities with what often feels like…
What am I doing with myself?
This film takes the charm out of Dr. Seuss' Lorax and replaces it with spoon-fed awfulness for a contemporary audience who have little to no concept of naturalness. It's all so commercial, and I'm so over it.
So cute! Definitely did not expect it to be so good!
Perhaps I'm being a bit unfair, but for my childhood favorite of his books, I found 'The Lorax' failed to have the pathos, or engage me in the same way that the book did. On the whole it seemed too caught up in its own silliness (an asset in adapting Seuss) and forgets to have a message. The titular Lorax himself has relatively little screen time or import, and the musical numbers seem out of place and obligatory, and decidedly half-hearted.
But let's not get caught up bashing 'The Lorax'. It brings its world to life beautifully, and it entertained me throughout. The supporting characters are beautifully realized, and the 'dumb things for a girl' line is gold, while the floating bed sequence is genuinely funny (as is the fat teddy-bear creature).
On the whole, disappointing but entertaining cinema.
The movie? Cute. The fandom that inexplicably rose up behind it and started writing and drawing Onceler porn on Tumblr? Less cute.
A great children's story about the dangers of irresponsibly mining natural resources and its consequences gets the film treatment. The songs are forgettable except one, sung quite well by Ed Helms, who is terrific here. The film loses focus when it's not on the Helms character and turns into just another shiny, animated motion picture with minor humor employed to keep young, easily-bored minds entertained. They deserve better and so does Dr. Seuss.
This computer-animated 3D musical animation is the fourth feature film based on a book by Dr. Seuss, the second Dr. Seuss adaptation fully computer-animated after Horton Hears a Who!, and the first released in 3-D. This is the second film adaptation of the book, after the 1972 animated musical television special which I really like because didn't made any changes to the original text. This version uses the book to build up and expand the story. Instead a Lorax story this is now the story of Ted, the boy who visits the Once-ler and was unnamed in the book and television special.
The main cast did a great job. It's hard to fail with Danny DeVito as the Lorax, Zac…
absolutely love it.
such a fluffy old creature. and I like the part when he grab his ass and flying. i mean that's just adorable.
Animations good but the pace is so fast it feels like a rush.
Leave Dr. Seuss alone.
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